Indian strength coach says the upcoming 8-10 days are very crucial for us leading into the World Cup￼
India’s strength and conditioning coach Soham Desai believes the team is often “rushed” into big tournaments and the ongoing preparation camp ahead of the T20 World Cup will allow the players much-needed time to loosen up as well as work on their particular abilities to manage Australian conditions.
India’s strength and conditioning Coach Soham Desai believes the team is often “rushed” into big tournaments and the ongoing preparation camp ahead of the T20 World Cup will allow the players much-needed time to loosen up as well as work on their particular abilities to manage Australian conditions.
India had their first training session here on Friday and will be playing two warm-up games on October 10 and 13 before they travel to Brisbane for the ICC-organized practice matches ahead of their World Cup opener against Pakistan in Melbourne on October 23.
“The upcoming 8-10 days are very crucial for us leading into the World Cup and I can’t thank the management and BCCI enough to get these 8 days because we always feel we are rushed into the big tournaments playing so much cricket as Indian team.
“…. but these 8 days, we are going to gradually build ourselves both physically as well as on the skills front to lead us nicely into the first game of the World Cup,”Desai told the BCCI website.
Ahead of the team’s departure to Perth, head coach Rahul Dravid had said that the thought behind the camp was to become acclimated to the speed and bounce in Australia since most of the players had very little experience of playing in these circumstances.
“The goal in Perth specifically is to get some time on these pitches as well as to break the monotony of playing two back-to-back bilateral series in India.
“It is going to be a good time for the group to unwind as well build on a specific skill set that is required for the Australian conditions,”Desai added.
The upcoming T20 World Cup will begin on October 16 in Australia. The tournament high-octane clash between Pakistan and India will be played on October 23. The fans are eagerly waiting for the clash while all eyes will be on Babar Azam and Virat Kohli’s form.
India Squad for World Cup: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Standby Players: Mohammad Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.
Pakistan Squad for World Cup: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir.
Standby Players: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Shahnawaz Dahani.